Many studies have shown that children of same-sex couples fare just as well as the children of opposite-sex couples; some studies have shown benefits to being raised by same-sex couples. Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country. June 5, The Portuguese Parliament passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in early A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Who is tightening policy? October 5, - A Louisiana judge throws out an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage because the ban also includes civil unions. It was signed by Silva in May of that year and took effect one month later.
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It indicates the ability to send an email. The state's constitutional ban on gay marriage, passed inwas struck down twice last year -- once by a state court judge and again by a U. The decision came a day after the United States Supreme Court ruledin another closely watched case, that a baker could refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
November 12, - A South Carolina federal judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, delaying the effective date until November 20, allowing time for an appeal by the state's attorney general.